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    The birth and development of escalator

    The birth and development of escalator

    (Summary description)Briefly describe the birth and development of escalator.

    The birth and development of escalator

    (Summary description)Briefly describe the birth and development of escalator.


    About the history of escalators dates back to the 19th century, when a patent was issued to Nathan Ames for a “revolving stairs” in 1859. This invention was never built, but it was the first patent for a moving stairway.


    In the late 1800s, Jesse Reno invented and patented the first moving stairway. It was built in Coney Island, New York in 1897 and was known as the “Inclined Elevator”. This machine was a combination of an escalator and a conveyor belt, and was used to help people climb the steep incline of the amusement park.






    In 1900, the Otis Elevator Company built the first true escalator. It was installed at the Paris Exposition and was an immediate success. After the success of the Paris installation, Otis Elevator Company began to manufacture and install escalators all over the world.

    By the 1910s, escalators were becoming popular in department stores, shopping malls, and other public places. They were used to move people quickly and efficiently between floors, and they were especially useful in tall buildings.

    In the 1920s, escalators were improved to include safety features such as handrails and emergency stop switches. This made them safer and more reliable.

    In the 1930s, escalators began to be used in urban transportation systems. This was a major breakthrough, as it allowed people to move quickly and efficiently between levels of a station.

    In the 1940s, escalators were further improved to include features such as automatic braking systems, which improved safety and reliability even more.

    In the 1950s, escalators began to be used in airports and other large public areas. They were used to move people quickly and efficiently between levels, and they became even more popular in the 1960s and 1970s.

    In the 1980s, digital control systems were introduced, which allowed for even more precise control of escalator speed and direction.

    Today, escalators are used in a variety of settings, from shopping malls to airports. They are reliable, efficient, and safe, and they have become an integral part of modern life.

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